It’s that time of the week again–time to check in with your friendly neighborhood booksellers and see what tricks (or treats!) they have up their sleeves! Read on to find out what titles have been haunting them this week.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab
Weird, wild and wonderful, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue has some absolutely beautiful writing and intriguing characters that I loved spending time with. The story starts with a fairly traditional trope – a Faustian bargain with a devil – and then goes on an utterly unique and riveting ride. It explores ideas of leaving your mark on the world, of how art and ideas matter, and what makes a life well-lived. This is definitely one of V. E. Schwab’s best books!
Luster by Raven Leilani
An acid-tipped portrait of the artist as a young broke millennial, Luster pushes on painful pressure points of modern life with humor, precision, and a bruised, beating heart. Edie is a futureless editor at a publishing house when she begins a Tinder-borne affair with a much older man. He’s white, married, and wealthy; she’s black, orphaned, and completely broke. I won’t spoil anything else, but know that as this story complicates, Leilani skillfully excavates truths about power, class, racism, gender, manners, and trauma that exist even in our most minor interactions. I loved this book for its sexiness, its embrace of complexity, and its careful attention to pain.
The New One by Mike Birbiglia
Hilarious and heartfelt reflection on parenthood and the insecurities that come with it. Mike Birbiglia’s sense of humor never disappoints and this is certainly no exceptions
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